A Dream- David Augsburger

A Dream

From the beginning in 1525 through the present, Mennonites have dreamed that it is:

Reasonable to follow Jesus Christ

daily, radically, totally in life.

Practical to obey the Sermon on the Mount,

and the whole New Testament,

literally,

honestly, sacrificially.

Thinkable to practice the way of

reconciling love

in human conflicts and warfare,

non-defensively and

non-resistantly.

Possible to confess Jesus as Lord

above all

nationalism,

racism,

or materialism.

Feasible to build a church which is

voluntary,

disciplined,

and mutually committed to each other in Christ.

Conceivable to live simply,

following the Jesus-way

in lifestyle, in possessions,

in service.

David Augsburger. 1970.

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